MediaNumeric is an Erasmus+ funded program to develop teaching tools for multimedia data-driven journalism and media production. Although we live in a datafied society, creative professionals are too often unaware of how they can use data and how it will make their work stronger.
"MediaNumeric, alliance on multimedia data-driven journalism and media production."
Inholland is a research and training partner in this project. In concrete terms, we just completed a needs analysis: what should we offer in our curricula according to experts and future professionals in the creative industry? We are now designing trial versions of student workshops that evolve into modular courses that will eventually be accessible online. Lessons learnt from the project will be introduced in the Inholland Creative Business curriculum. Inholland works with six European partners, and the other partners are in France, Poland and Estonia.
"What we don’t have are training courses that bring together all these different disciplines [journalism, elements of data and social sciences]. This would be absolutely necessary for students who are planning to go into these new professions.”"
Students will be able to take part in the pilot workshops and will benefit from an extended teaching program in the future.
We are actively working together with our partners in the professional domain. Gijs van Beek (TextGain) for instance will be teaching part of the pilot course in Paris, spring 2022.
We want to develop an online course, and update the Creative Business curriculum.